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Brazil Truck Freight Talks Lag, Lead to Shipping Delays

Brazil Truck Freight Talks Lag, Lead to Shipping Delays-Forwardernews

Maggi told reporters in Brasilia that at least 60 ships in all Brazilian ports are facing loading delays because of reduced trucker movement from areas such as Brazil's center-west grain belt to southern ports.
Owners of goods such as soybeans, corn, and meat are at odds with the government over minimum truck freight prices it proposed as a measure to end the strike and many are refusing to hire trucks.
A new proposal promised by the government has yet to materialize.
"There are a lot of products waiting for transportation. We should be moving 450,000 tonnes of goods to ports every day, but we are not," said Maggi.

High demand continues to absorb used truck supply

High demand continues to absorb used truck supply-Forwardernews

Volume at auction lower than predicted

The volume of used trucks going to auction continued to be lower than expected in May due to heightened demand. Fleets are keeping existing equipment on top of purchasing used trucks. J.D. Power described pricing as “stable to slightly downward” as a result.

Refrigeration Specialist Adds to Solar Panel Portfolio

Refrigeration Specialist Adds to Solar Panel Portfolio-Forwardernews

In low light, Thermo King’s new solar panels collect energy to keep the refrigeration unit’s battery fully charged. This eliminates the need to use the engine to charge the battery and reduces fuel consumption by up to 23 percent and CO2 emissions by 560kg. Solar panels are especially ideal for customers who have sustainability goals.

Budapest Airport welcomes Kuehne + Nagel

Budapest Airport welcomes Kuehne + Nagel-Forwardernews

René Droese, director property, and cargo at the airport said: “I look at forwarder companies as our closest strategic partners in developing our cargo route network. Jointly, we can bring the right cargo airlines with the right capacity and flight frequency to Budapest.”
The new North American services that will soon provide belly capacity between Budapest and New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Toronto, for instance, illustrate the city’s growing connectivity.

Qatar Airport Cargo Surge Cushions Blow From Saudi-Led Embargo

Qatar Airport Cargo Surge Cushions Blow From Saudi-Led Embargo-Forwardernews

The closure of the Mideast nation’s only land border with Saudi Arabia has led to an Airlift-style operation to safeguard the supply of goods and produce spanning fresh milk to industrial gear previously transported by truck, Badr Mohammed Al Meer, the airport’s chief operating officer, said in an interview.
Freight volumes at the hub, which opened in 2014, jumped 10 percent to 514,000 tons in the first quarter, according to the latest available figures. At the same time, the passenger tally slid 11 percent to 8.73 million and the number of aircraft takeoffs and landings tumbled 17 percent to 52,200.



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